Upcycled Drop-Waist Jersey Dress!

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After Kirstin posted her upcycled drop-waist blouson beach dress made from men’s undershirts, I could not get this project idea out of my head! That dress was just so cute and comfy looking! So I set out to make my own.

I didn’t use men’s undershirts. I actually used a maxi dress I had bought in SoHo a few years ago. It had an awkward fit. But it was tie-dye {which I heart, in case you didn’t know} and a jersey knit {I’m a sucker for all things comfy}, which meant I had to have it. But its awkwardness led to a long time of it hanging in my closet, untouched. I knew that this project would finally allow this dress to reach it’s potential!

Here’s the finished product…

I’m super excited about this dress for summer! Great for the beach or for dinner out!

What’s your favorite summer attire?

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  1. Wow this is simple yet very classy.. I like how you have modeled this.. The photos are even perfectly shot!
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  2. I love your upcycled posts! πŸ™‚
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  3. Ashley, I LOVE this- it looks so so so great! πŸ™‚
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    • Thanks, Kirstin! I loved yours so much! I may try to make a version with straps – I really hate strapless bras! πŸ˜‰
      Also I wanted to ask you about your ribbon and elastic trick. Is there a reason you used so little elastic and mainly ribbon? Since I’m new to this, I don’t really know the pros and cons to it… More comfortable? Costs less?

      • Haha- I think there are a bunch of people in your hate-strapless-bras boat! πŸ™‚
        And the ribbon is to make the top lay flat. Elastic is bunch-y by nature, but I only wanted that specific back part to be bunch, so I used ribbon. You could definitely use entirely elastic, especially if you wanted to evenly distribute the extra fabric. πŸ™‚
        And you are so cute- did I mention that yet???
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